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How to Make the Most Comfortable Bed

How to Make the Most Comfortable Bed

Bed with white bedding in a bright summer room.
For many people, a beautifully made bed is the antithesis of the most comfortable bed. A striking bedspread with accented bed skirts and ornamental throw pillows is pleasing on the eyes, but a comfortable bed involves choosing bedding that appeals to the senses. Soft sheets and luxurious mattress toppers that you can sink into after a long, hard day are the ultimate in comfort. Look below to learn how to make the most comfortable bed.
Bed with white bedding in a bright summer room.

Making a Comfortable Bed:


Find a fabric that works for you.

Choose sheets, pillowcases and other bedding in fabrics that appeal most strongly to your sense of touch. Cotton sheets with a higher thread count (400 and up) are softer and silkier than those with lower thread counts, and they’re more durable as well. But don’t rely on thread count alone when you’re putting together the most comfortable bed. Linens are sold in a variety of textures. Soft flannel sheets and cotton knit sheets might fit your definition of “comfort” to a tee. Sateen sheets have a glossy appearance and are silky to the touch. Surrounding yourself with weather-appropriate fabrics will also drastically improve the comfort level of your sleep, so dress your bed with high-quality sheets that are right for the season.


Think about a mattress topper.

If you sleep on your side and you wake up with achy joints, make your bed softer with a mattress topper. Adding a mattress topper to your bed is also the easiest way to increase comfort. There are a variety of mattress toppers to choose from, including supportive memory foam toppers, fluffy down featherbeds, and hypoallergenic alternative down featherbeds. You can also consider adding a feather bed to take your bedtime comfort to the next level.


Choose a bedspread.

Pick a blanket or comforter that is both decorative and soft. For many, a comfortable bed demands the presence of a lofty down comforter, regardless of the season or climate. If you select a down comforter one size larger than your mattress, it can easily stand in lieu of a traditional bedspread. You may also want to keep a throw blanket at the foot of your bed for extra chilly nights.


Be generous with the pillows.

When you’re making the most comfortable bed, two pillows simply won’t do the trick. For most people, down pillows are essential. Select pillows with a high thread count to keep the down from escaping between the fabric’s weave. Alternately, memory foam pillows that conform to the shape of your head and neck are also very popular. Queen- and king-size pillows give you more length and width than standard-size pillows. Softer pillows are ideal for tummy-sleepers, while those who sleep on their backs or sides may prefer a firmer pillow.


Ensure cleanliness.

Freshening up your mattress will help you sleep better because you’ll rid it of dust, dust mites, and moisture, all of which can make it hard to breath easily while you sleep. Shake baking soda over your mattress, and then let it sit for an hour or longer while it draws out the dirtiness. Then vacuum the mattress thoroughly, using an attachment if needed.